|“||(Thomas: Do you remember your parents?) No, well, I mean, I know I must have them. And wherever they are, I'm sure they miss me, but I can't miss them back because I don't remember them.||„|
|~ Chuck to Thomas about his parents.|
Chuck is a Slopper in the first book and film The Maze Runner.
Chuck is portrayed by Blake Cooper, who also portrays Bobby Marks in Measure of a Man.
The Maze Runner
When Thomas arrives in the Glade and is given a tour of the Glade by Alby, Alby sends Newt to find Chuck. Chuck arrives at the tower where Thomas and Alby are. While Chuck is setting a hammock up for Thomas, he tells that when he and the Gladers arrived in the Glade, Alby gave them a tour. Chuck sees Thomas walking towards the Maze and runs after him. Chuck tells Thomas that no one leaves the Maze. Chuck and Thomas see Minho and Ben return to the Glade and run past them. When Ben asks Chuck how it feels to be promoted, Chuck tells him that it feels great to be promoted. Chuck watches Gally shove Thomas down to the ground.
At night, at the bonfire, Chuck watches Thomas and Gally wrestle, before Thomas knocks Gally down to the ground, but Gally knocks Thomas down to the ground as well, causing him to remember his name.
The next day, Ben gets stung a Griever and attacks Thomas. Chuck watches the Gladers get Ben off Thomas.
Later, when the Gladers banish Ben from the Glade, Chuck refuses to see this. He tells Thomas in the evening that no one can survive in the Maze and that Ben will not survive.
The next day, Chuck watches Thomas run into the Maze to help Minho and Alby, who have gone into the Maze to retrace Ben's steps, when Alby got stung by a Griever.
The next day, Chuck is present when Thomas, Minho, and Alby return to the Glade.
In the Council Hall, during the Gathering, Chuck is present when Gally suggests that Thomas should be punished for going into the Maze to help Minho and Alby.
Chuck is also present when Teresa arrives in the Glade.
Later, Chuck sends Jeff and Clint to tell Thomas and Minho that Teresa has woken up and fled to the tower. Thomas, Minho, Jeff, and Clint run to Chuck, who points up to Teresa, who is throwing rocks at the Gladers. Thomas goes up to talk to her while Chuck and the Gladers leave.
At night, Gally locks Thomas in the Pit. Chuck approaches Thomas and shows him a wooden figurine that he had carved for his parents. He gives it to Thomas, who gives it back, promising Chuck that they will get out of the Maze.
The next day, when Thomas and Minho return to the Glade, Chuck watches Thomas and Gally argue with each other, when Teresa calls out to them and the Gladers and tells them that Alby is awake.
At night, during the Grievers' attack on the Glade, Chuck, Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Frypan, Alby, Winston, Jeff, and Clint hide in the Council Hall from the Grievers. Chuck watches Clint get killed by a Griever. Chuck is caught by a Griever, but Alby sacrifices himself to save him.
After the attack, Gally punches Thomas in the face and blames him for everything that has happened. When Thomas takes a Griever stinger from Chuck and uses it to stab himself in the thigh to regain his memories, Chuck, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Frypan, Winston, and Jeff tend to him.
The next day, Thomas tells Chuck, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Frypan, Winston, and Jeff that he and Teresa worked for WCKD and created the Maze.
Gally takes command, crosses Alby's name on the wall out, has Teresa tied to the pole, and attempts to have Thomas tied to the pole. Chuck, Newt, Minho, Frypan, Winston, Jeff, and Jack fight off one half of the Gladers while Thomas and Teresa break free. Chuck escapes with one half of the Gladers while Gally stays in the Glade with another half of the Gladers.
Chuck helps the Gladers fight off the Grievers, but Jeff dies in the process. The Gladers go into the WCKD lab and watch a video left by Ava Paige, who shoots herself at the end of the video.
Chuck and the Gladers are about to leave when Gally, who is stung by a Griever, arrives and tells them that they will never be free. Gally aims a gun at Thomas, but Minho throws a spear at Gally, impaling him in the chest, while Gally shoots a bullet at Chuck, hitting him in the chest. Chuck gives Thomas the wooden figurine and dies, before a group of masked soldiers arrive and take the Gladers to a helicopter.
The Scorch Trials
Chuck is mentioned by Thomas when he talks to Brenda at the Right Arm HQ and shows her the little wooden figurine Chuck has given him. Newt told him that Chuck would have been proud of what Thomas did.
The Death Cure
Chuck is seen alongside Alby and Winston in Minho's imagination (captured by WCKD at the end of the second film) during an experiment to collect the serum against the Flare. Chuck is mentioned by Thomas, who, after seeing that Gally has survived being impaled in the chest with a spear by Minho, punches him in the face and reminds Newt of when Gally killed Chuck. Newt tells Thomas that he remembers that Gally was stung by a Griever and half out of his mind. In a deleted scene, Chuck is mentioned by Gally, who tells Thomas that he sees Chuck's face every time he closes his eyes, showing that he feels guilty over killing him while stung by a Griever. Chuck is mentioned one more time by Newt in his letter to Thomas at the end. Gally carves Chuck's name on the memorial rock at the Safe Haven.
Physical Appearance and Personality
Chuck was about twelve or thirteen years old. He was described as short and pudgy, with long brown hair and blue eyes on a flabby face. He is referred to by Newt as a "wee little fat shank." Though in the movie, Chuck has curly brown short hair and brown eyes and was a chubby kid.
Chuck was a mischievous Glader who loved to prank people in the bathroom before bedtime, which he demonstrated to Thomas on his first night in the Glade by tapping on the bathroom window before suddenly popping his head up and screaming as loud as he could. Because Chuck was presumably the youngest in the Glade, everyone else treated him like a nuisance, with the exception of Thomas. He has been also described by Thomas as being a quirky, excitable kid, funny, and seemingly innocent enough.
- Craftsmanship: In the Maze Runner film, Chuck was shown to be well skilled in creativity for his position as being a Slopper deals with setting up the beds, supplies, and sections in the Glade. And his artistry skills allowed him to craft wood using just a knife, which become an artifact figure of himself as he missed his own parents and hopefully meet them if he ever escaped the Maze, but was prevented as he was shot in the chest by Gally.
- Chuck's Relic: In the Maze Runner film, before Chuck's death at the hands of Gally, he had given Thomas this crafted item he made from wood and told him to keep it before dying in his arms and Thomas carried it as a reminder of him.